NJROTC VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Award

The National Naval Officer Association (NNOA) has established the NNOA NJROTC award for high school students. This award honors VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. USN, the first African American to achieve flag rank in the U.S. Navy and to command a U.S. Numbered Fleet. The mission of NNOA is to enhance Sea Service operational readiness by supporting Fleet efforts in recruiting, professional development, and retention. The ultimate goal is to achieve a diverse officer corps that reflects the demographics of our Nation.

Dr. Mary McAdams, Captain, USN (Ret.) is the contact for this new award. Careers@nnoa.org

Award Criteria

The VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. award consists of a certificate and a service ribbon. Eligibility criteria are:

  • Current sophomore or junior in high school.
  • Have achieved a 3.0 GPA in NJROTC courses.
  • Possess leadership by holding or will hold a position in the unit in the next school year.
  • Organizes and participates in school or community cultural events/activities.
  • Provides training and counseling to junior cadets within the unit.

Submission period:  1Feb – 1Jun, 2020

Please complete the form below. Please submit at least 4 weeks before your ceremony. If you have any questions, please send an email to careers@nnoa.org

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